Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Great News!!

We saw the specialist in town again this morning for a high-level ultrasound. There was no leaked fluid visible in the uterus, outside the membranes. Rather, the membranes have sealed to the uterine wall, as they were supposed to have been all along. That, combined with the fact that I have had little to zero amniotic fluid leaking in about 10 days, means that the amniopatch procedure was successful, and the patch is, indeed, holding. My body has reabsorbed whatever fluid was still outside the membrane, which is infinitely less distressing than leaking it out!

This is great news!!! The patch being a success plays a huge part in my ability to go full term, which at this point is looking very promising. There are no signs of premature labor or infection. While Baby B's membrane will stay somewhat compromised for the rest of this pregnancy, I am optimistic that our chances of this being an uneventful pregnancy from here on out are excellent. We go back for another check-up and echocardiogram in 2 weeks, at which point they will also do the monthly in-depth growth measurements.

After today's appointment, I stopped at the hospital for a private tour of their NICU. Even though everything is going well, we are aware that the situation could still change dramatically at any time, and want to be prepared as best as we can. The nurse showing me around was very sweet, as all the nurses at this facility have been.

Many thanks to all of you who are praying. We are praising the Lord for blessing our little surviving baby with health and safety at this time.

20 comments:

  1. Hurray! Hurray! HURRAY!!!!!!!

    This makes my day. :)

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  2. Praise the Lord!!! He is faithful!

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  3. Thank God that is great news .

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  4. PRAISE THE LORD! This just made my week! These last couple of updates have really made me smile!

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  5. Oh, what wonderful news. Prayers continue until this little one safely arrives. Tiffany F.

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  6. Hang in there Zsuzsanna! This liberal atheist sends you & baby a good wish.

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  7. I'm so glad to hear that your appointment went well! We have been praying for you.

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  8. Thank science, the doctors and sheer good luck in the midst of poor statistics.

    Heartbroken for your loss, but thrilled to hear this latest development, hoping you go full term, have an uncomplicated birth and avoid a NICU stay.

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  9. Great news! The little bun in the oven needs to cook longer. Praying! :)

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  10. So glad you got some good news and here's praying that baby makes it full term. God bless.

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  11. WHOOP WHOOP!!!!! I am so happy!!! I have a feeling things are going to be okay!

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  12. You'd probably move if I bought the house next door to yours, but I hope you'll accept my congratulations on this recent development. I'm thinking of you and hoping for the best.

    Also, I think you are an extraordinarily strong woman.

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  13. Hi Zsuzsa,

    Here I go again, tears flowing down my cheeks, (happy tears) So, so, thankful to our Lord Jesus for giving you peace about baby B. Precious baby B, you are so loved! I also pray for full term, Zsuzsa.
    God continue to bless you and your family.

    Carol-Ann KJV1611 British Columbia, Canada

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  14. Thank God! Oh happy day! That is just wonderful news to hear! I'm keeping the prayers up that you'll make it until April or May! God Bless, Mindy

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  15. P.S. Isn't ice cream a nutrient rich food and perfect to celebrate just such an occasion? ;)

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  16. Very happy to hear the good report.

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  17. Praise the Lord for all that He does for us.
    Psalm 32:7
    Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

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